The French boxer Sarah Ourahmoune qualified for the 51 kg Olympic final by beating in the semifinals the Colombian Ingrid Valencia on Thursday in Rio.
Ourahmoune, aged 34, will face in the final on Saturday (2pm local, 7:00 p.m. French time) the favourite of the tournament, Britain’s Nicola Adams, Olympic champion and world champion title.
Thursday, the boxer licensed in Aubervilliers (Seine-Saint-Denis) has hardly got the better of his opponent that does not really had references internationally.
This qualification maintains the exceptional dynamics of the French boxing in Rio, already assured of six medals, its best harvest ever.
Three medals in the boxing already, with silver from Sofiane Oumiha in -60 kg and bronze Souleymane Cissokho (-69 kg) and Mathieu Bauderlique (-81 kg).
And three others remain to be determined. Furthermore Ourahmoune, Estelle Mossely playing Friday the final -60 kg against the Chinese Yin Junhua at 16:00 local, (2100 French) while Tony Yoka (91 kg) also play Friday (local 3:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. French) a semi-final against Croatian Filip Hrgovic.
In London, the Blues did not get any medals and had no representative managed to qualify for the introduction of women’s boxing in the Olympics.
However, it lacks an Olympic victory to complete the French clan triumph seeking a successor to Brahim Asloum, titled in 2000 in Sydney.